Two robberies were reported in Colorado Springs Tuesday night, police said.

The first occurred about 4:30 p.m. at Taste of India Grocery, 4836 Flintridge Drive. Police said a man wearing a black hoodie, a black baseball hat and tan pants and armed with a handgun stole an unknown amount of cash and lottery tickets from the store and left before police arrived.

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Three and a half hours later, a man donning a dark-colored hoodie with a handgun held up the Metro PCS at 3324 E. Fountain Blvd. He fled with an unknown amount of cash.

Police did not say if they believe the two are connected.

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Liz Forster is a general assignment reporter with a focus on environment and public safety. She is a Colorado College graduate, avid hiker and skier, and sweet potato enthusiast. Liz joined The Gazette in June 2017.

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